Lou Hattersley

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Lou is a former Editor of Macworld and an Apple specialist, publishing books on everything from the Mac operating system to the iPad and iPhone.

Articles by Lou Hattersley

Should I Log Out on my Mac or Shut Down?

Should I Log Out on my Mac or Shut Down?

When it's time to stop using your Mac, you can Shut Down, Log Out or Sleep. What's the best way to turn off your Mac, in terms of power saving, security and more?

When it's time to stop using your Mac, you can Shut Down, Log Out or Sleep. What's the best way to turn off your Mac, in terms of power saving, security and more?

24 Aug 15

Dark Souls 3 for Mac release date rumours

Dark Souls 3 for Mac release date rumours

When is Dark Souls 3 coming to Mac? We've got Dark Souls 3 rumours, release dates, screenshots, videos and developer info

When is Dark Souls 3 coming to Mac? We've got Dark Souls 3 rumours, release dates, screenshots, videos and developer info

21 Aug 15

How to get someone else's Apple ID off your iPhone

How to get someone else's Apple ID off your iPhone

Is your iPhone asking for somebody else's password? Here's how to get rid of another person's Apple ID from an iOS device

Is your iPhone asking for somebody else's password? Here's how to get rid of another person's Apple ID from an iOS device

19 Aug 15

How to fix 5 common problems with the iOS 9 beta

How to fix 5 common problems with the iOS 9 beta

Having problems with a beta version of iOS 9? Here are troubleshooting fixes for 5 common issues when running iOS beta software

Having problems with a beta version of iOS 9? Here are troubleshooting fixes for 5 common issues when running iOS beta software

14 Aug 15

How to write apps with Apple Swift 2

How to write apps with Apple Swift 2

5 things you need to know about Apple Swift 2: what does Swift going open-source mean, what new features are in Swift 2, where to get Xcode 7, what is Swift and should you learn to program in Swift?

5 things you need to know about Apple Swift 2: what does Swift going open-source mean, what new features are in Swift 2, where to get Xcode 7, what is Swift and should you learn to program in Swift?

12 Aug 15

Tomb Raider 2: Rise of the Tomb Raider for Mac release date rumours

Tomb Raider 2: Rise of the Tomb Raider for Mac release date rumours

Everything we know about Tomb Raider 2: Rise of the Tomb Raider for Mac: the rumoured release date and availability of Lara Croft's new game

Everything we know about Tomb Raider 2: Rise of the Tomb Raider for Mac: the rumoured release date and availability of Lara Croft's new game

12 Aug 15

From Antennagate to Yellowgate: The 10 worst Apple scandals (and why they were blown out of proportion)

From Antennagate to Yellowgate: The 10 biggest Apple scandals

We look at the 10 biggest Apple '-gate' scandals, from wonky antennae to yellow stains, and explain why they weren't that big a deal

We look at the 10 biggest Apple '-gate' scandals, from wonky antennae to yellow stains, and explain why they weren't that big a deal

03 Aug 15

5 steps (and 8 checks) to fix a frozen Mac

5 steps (and 8 checks) to fix a frozen Mac

Apple Mac computers are reliable, but sometimes something goes wrong. Here’s what to do if your Mac has frozen

Apple Mac computers are reliable, but sometimes something goes wrong. Here’s what to do if your Mac has frozen

27 Jul 15

Apple Pay vs Samsung Pay vs Google Wallet/Android Pay vs Barclays bPay

Apple Pay vs Samsung Pay vs Google Wallet/Android Pay vs Barclays bPay

Which is the best contactless payment option for your mobile? We compare Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Wallet/Android Pay and Barclays bPay

Which is the best contactless payment option for your mobile? We compare Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Wallet/Android Pay and Barclays bPay

20 Jul 15

Buying advice: MacBook laptop versus Mac desktop

Buying advice: MacBook laptop versus Mac desktop

Apple makes some great desktop and laptop computers. If you’re struggling to choose between a a Mac desktop or laptop, this feature will help you get the right Mac.

Apple makes some great desktop and laptop computers. If you’re struggling to choose between a a Mac desktop or laptop, this feature will help you get the right Mac.

14 Jul 15

How to use Apple Pay on the London Underground

How to use Apple Pay on the London Underground

Want to pay for London Underground Tube travel with an iPhone or Apple Watch? Here's how Apple Pay works for London travel

Want to pay for London Underground Tube travel with an iPhone or Apple Watch? Here's how Apple Pay works for London travel

14 Jul 15

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